French pipe dreams

Can Kevin Rolland double repeat on his home turf?

Updated: March 15, 2011, 1:23 AM ET
By Devon O'Neil | ESPN Action Sports

From 2004 to 2008, only two skiers won SuperPipe gold medals at the Winter X Games: Americans Simon Dumont and Tanner Hall. Since then, however, the pipe-skiing world has been transformed, and most of the best skiers now hail from other countries, primarily France and Canada.

Frenchmen Xavier Bertoni (2009) and Kevin Rolland (2010, 2011) have won the past three Winter X gold medals, with Rolland leading an all-international podium in 2010, the first since the sport's WX debut ...

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